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Bruce Springsteen on Donald Trump: “The Republic Is Under Siege by a Moron”

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Credit: Henry Ruggeri, Milan, Italy, July 3, 2016While Bruce Springsteen has traditionally been a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential candidates over the years, he’s been relatively quiet with regard to the current campaign. However, in a new Rolling Stone interview, the New Jersey rocker makes no bones about how he feels about Donald Trump, referring to the Republican nominee as …

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Bruce Springsteen’s “Chapter and Verse” Compilation Available Today

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBruce Springsteen‘s Chapter and Verse album, the “audio companion” to the rock legend’s soon-to-be-published memoir, Born to Run, was released today, coinciding with the Boss’ 67th birthday. The career-spanning, 18-track collection features a mix of classic tunes and lesser-known songs, each reflecting the themes and sections of the book. Chapter and Verse begins with five previously unreleased tracks from …

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“Tobacco Road” and “Indian Reservation” Songwriter John D. Loudermilk Dies at Age 82

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesJohn D. Loudermilk, the prolific songwriter responsible for such memorable tunes as “Tobacco Road” and “Indian Reservation,” passed away Wednesday at his home in Christiana, Tennessee, The New York Times reports. He was 82. According his son Mike, Loudermilk died of a heart attack. Loudermilk began his music career during the 1950s, scoring some minor pop hits …

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Stevie Wonder Featured on Powerful New Song by Rapper Common, “Black America Again”

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Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABC; ABC/Fred LeeStevie Wonder lends his vocal talents to the new single by rapper Common, “Black America Again,” which addresses the recent incidences of police violence against members of the African American community. An emotional music video for the song is viewable now on Common’s official YouTube channel. The clip opens with video footage leading up …

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Eric Burdon Set to Roam the US with Latest Herd of Animals

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Credit: Marianna BurdonEric Burdon and the Animals kick off a series of fall U.S. tour dates this Saturday in Stateline, Nevada. The British blues-rock legend recently assembled a new Animals lineup that he says has helped reenergize his recent performances. “We’re very happy with it,” the 75-year-old rocker tells ABC Radio about the band. “They’re much younger guys than me, …

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Keith Richards’ Three-Night UK Television Takeover Begins Friday Evening

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Credit: Mark SeligerThis weekend, Rolling Stones fans in the U.K. will be treated to a unique television event, as Keith Richards will host and curate a three-night programming block on the BBC Four channel. Keith Richards’ Lost Weekend will air from dusk until dawn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will feature movies, shows, cartoons and musical performances chosen by …

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Ringo Starr Records New Anthem in Support of the UN’s International Day of Peace

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Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr has teamed up with a variety of musicians to record a new anthem called “Now the Time Has Come” in commemoration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, which is held annually on September 21. The Beatles legend sings and plays drums on the song, which also features vocal contributions from Men at Work‘s Colin …

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J. Geils Band Founder John Geils Arrested for Allegedly Driving Drunk

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Concord Police Dept.Founding J. Geils Band guitarist John Geils was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Boston suburb of Concord, Massachusetts, for allegedly driving drunk. Concord police tell ABC News that the 70-year-old musician was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and failure to use care when stopping after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. According to …

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Check Out Dolly Parton’s New Look as “The Painted Lady”

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Courtesy of NBC Publicity Dolly Parton has often joked that she patterned her look after the town trollop when she was growing up, but the country-pop legend is taking it one step further in her new TV movie. She’ll portray the character, renamed “The Painted Lady,” in the sequel to last year’s Coat of Many Colors. This week, NBC released …

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Classic Albums by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Band Up for Special Canadian Music Award

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Elektra/Asylum; Reprise; CapitolThe Polaris Music Prize, established in 2006, is an annual award honoring albums by Canadian artists, based on artistic merit rather than sales. But what about all those great Canadian albums that came out before the Polaris Music Prize existed? Well, those records also get some love, courtesy of the Polaris Heritage Prize. The Heritage award, which was …

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